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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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The first duck is the deepest
Not sure I've understood this. Are you saying that if East ducks the club at trick one he beats the contract? Because if so I wouldn't mind playing it doubled at the usual stakes.
Move Like Wirgren
Maybe I should have balanced with 1NT. The opponents might have let me play there.
Selection Problems
Wonder if the author was any relation to a frequent commentator here. John Godfrey Saxe, a 19th-century Vermonter, was a successful lawyer, an unsuccessful politician and a truly abysmal poet. [i]The Blind Men and the Elephant[/i], a retelling in verse of a well-known Indian parable, is the only ...
Selection Problems
If Clive had had the option of a conference call available at his rugby match, he would readily have been given the solution to his problem. Smith would play the first half of the match with a broken leg while Jones got back from his sister's wedding in time ...
Play a three no trump
I do not see that the king of spades will "usually" win the trick. It will win the trick if West has the ace; it will not (often) win the trick if East has the ace. After all, why should it (unless East has Axxx)?
Selection Problems
"My partnership once won an England (team) trial and was not selected. I thought it deeply unjust." "There is a 1,000 comment Bridgewinners discussion, if ever I saw one. You are sitting on a goldmine, Tom." Have you seen him play?
Selection Problems
"It was a compliment. Deal with it." I have heard such compliments before. [i]Yet Brutus says he was ambitious And Brutus is an honourable man[/i]... "Heather, Gillian, and Joe are not your close friends? Really? Well - up to a point -, if you say so." Are you the John ...
Selection Problems
We literally have, on the current Selection Committee, someone who knows more than enough about statistics (and bridge) to be able to tell us how to interpret cross-IMP data in a team tournament. Even if we didn't, we know enough to call on that individual (or others equally qualified ...
Selection Problems
Sorry - that was an error. The “close” should have applied to the bit where I recused myself without waiting for anyone else to do it.
Selection Problems
We didn’t really think Gordon would turn Kay out into the snow. Too much of a gentleman. But in theory he could have done. And I don’t mind being got at. I’ve got a Shield of Arrogance, remember.

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